Tasty Minstrel Games

Tasty Minstrel Games


Tasty Minstrel Games (TMG) is the culmination of a life long dream of founder and CEO Michael Mindes. When he was young, he loved everything that had to do with gaming. As he got older, that passion only increased. After attending college, he had every intention of becoming a board game publisher, but, as he has said, life happens, and his publishing pursuits were put on hold while he worked as a financial advisor with his father. He enjoyed his work, and was quite successful at it, but the dreams of making and publishing boardgames were still part of his long term goals.

In 2009, Michael and good friend Seth Jaffee has two games they were ready to publish - Terra Prime (a design from Seth himself) and Homesteaders.Both of these games were well received by the community, and TMG was on its way.

In the following years, TMG published such hits as Befort, Dungeon Roll, and Seth Jaffee’s Eminent Domain. While at Spiel one year held in Essen, Michael played Orléans and knew that he had to publish it for the U.S. market. It was that game that was the first to be given the Deluxified treatment by TMG, something that has continued with other titles.

Some of the games that TMG has published are older games that were in need of reprints, and discovering games in smaller markets that may not otherwise have seen a wider release. They were also one of the very first companies to use crowdfunding as a way to successfully publish their releases, helping starting a trend that is now commonplace within the industry today.

Today, TMG has several full time employees, and while the home office is based in Utah, several of those employees work remotely from other locations. However, they all share the same goal - publishing awesome games that promote and facilitate enjoyment between family and friends.


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Gùgōng  [2018]

China, 1570. China is under the reign of the Longqing Emperor, of the Ming Dynasty. He inherited a country in disarray after years of mismanagement and corruption. He resided in the Forbidden city, which was the seat of many emperors under the Ming D...

Gentes  [2017]

Gentes is an interesting civilization game with an innovative timing mechanism.

"Gentes" is the Latin plural word for greater groups of human beings (e.g., tribes, nations, people; singular: "gens"). In this game, players...

Harvest  [2017]

Mind the fields of Gullsbottom! Plant and fertilize your seeds, tend your crops, and utilize the various buildings at your disposal. You'll need to work smarter, not harder, as harvest season is coming to an end! Who will have the best harvest this y...

Flip City: Wilderness  [2017]

Flip City: Wilderness is a standalone sequel to the hit mircrodeckbuilding game, Flip City. It can be played by itself, or combined with the original for more variety.

The citizens of Flip City want to get away from it all. It's up to you to...

The Oracle of Delphi  [2016]

Description from the publisher:

"For once, Zeus, Greek god of thunder and sky, is in high spirits. Hence, he decides to offer a generous gift to a worthy mortal and invite him, or her, to his realm, to Olympus. To determine a sufficient...

Yokohama  [2016]

Once Yokohama was just a fishing village, but now at the beginning of the Meiji era it's becoming a harbor open to foreign countries and one of the leading trade cities of Japan. As a result, many Japanese products such as copper and raw silk are col...

Flip City: Reuse  [2016]

The first expansion to the card game Flip City, Reuse adds 2 more card stacks to buy from for a total of 4 new buildings:

Plumber Shop - Flipped side: Renewal Agency
Flea Market - Flipped side: Recycling Bin

The Plumber Shop all...

Okey Dokey  [2016]

In the cooperative card game Okey Dokey, the players work as a team to put on a music festival including several different performers. You need to be able to place all fifty of the cards in the game within ten columns, but players' hands are kept sec...

The Architects of the Colosseum  [2016]

The more you build in Die Baumeister des Colosseum, the easier it is to win — but getting the materials themselves won't be so easy. The pace of the construction within the Colosseum determines how long the game will last, so it's important to plan...

AquaSphere  [2014]

News from the depths! The AquaSphere is a research facility stationed deep below the ocean's surface, and your skilled team — consisting of an engineer, a scientist, reprogrammable bots, and exploratory submarines — is trying to gather as...

Orléans  [2014]

During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

In the city of Orléans and the area of th...

Flip City  [2014]

Build your own town in Flip City! In this micro-deckbuilding game, you have no hand at all; instead, you play cards directly from the top of your deck. Each card is double-sided, with each side granting different special bonuses. Winning the game req...

Lemuria  [2014]

Lemuria is an ancient city running on the now-forgotten time-control technology. Using the force from the stars, channeled through the star altar, the residents could control time and transform the versatile resource "materia" into anything they wish...

Village  [2011]

Game description from the publisher:

Life in the village is hard – but life here also allows the inhabitants to grow and prosper as they please. One villager might want to become a friar. Another might feel ambitious and strive for a c...

Eminent Domain  [2011]

Survey the galaxy to expand your civilization – will you colonize nearby planets, or take them over by force? Harvest resources for trade, and do research to improve your technology. Build the best civilization and win the game!

Eminent Do...

Luna  [2010]

"The end of her regency is nigh. It's time to clear the way for a new bearer of the burden. She will keep a wary eye on the novices representing their Orders and trying to win her favor. Eventually, she will have to come to a decision. Which Ord...

Colosseum  [2007]

In Colosseum each player is a Roman impresario - producing great spectacles in his or her arena in the hopes of attracting the most spectators. Players earn wealth and glory for each event run, using it to create ever more ambitious events. They will...

Amun-Re  [2003]

Everyone knows of the pyramids on the Nile - eternal monuments of a powerful and beautiful culture, that can still take our breath away. The pharaohs choose their sites, build their pyramids, and thank Amun Re and the other Gods for their bounty.